B. Simone Says She Takes Full Accountability Regarding Plagiarism Accusations

US actress B. Simone arrives for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark
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B Simone was in hot water last week after she was accused of plagiarism.

We covered the report, B. Simone was “exposed” for allegedly stealing work from other bloggers and putting in her self-help book, Baby Girl: Manifest the Life You Want. Meek Mill came to the entrepreneur’s defense.

Now she’s speaking out for herself. In a three minute video uploaded to Instagram, Simone said that she’s always been open and transparent. In the post, she stated that her team helped her with the book, and she was unaware of the sources. She also apologized to the content creators who were impacted and takes full responsibility. In addition, she thanked her fans for still supporting her. 

“I have built my career on complete transparency and vulnerability. I have shared my lows and have celebrated my highs for the world to see, and this moment wont be any different. I want to be honest with you all ALWAYS! Like most creatives I outsourced a team to help me with the details, the graphics, the wording, the arrangement of my book. I trusted this team of individuals to take my vision and translate it into what I hoped to be a map towards manifestation. I have reached out directly to every content creator that was disadvantaged an I am doing everything I can to fix this issue and make everyone whole. Even though this was not intentional, I am still so very sorry to the content creators and i understand their frustration 100%. To my supporters I apologize, you trust me to deliver honesty and authenticity and although some things were done without my knowledge I am the leader and I dropped the ball. I am working everyday to be a better human, a better woman, a better professional, and to do that successfully I have to own my shit. Thank you to those of you who have supported me. I am genuinely sorry that this happened and I vow to make it right.”